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Nebraska AD Bill Moos Responds To Rumors About Job Status

Nebraska AD Bill Moos and Tom Osborne during the Big Ten football team's game vs. Colorado.

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMBER 08: Athletic Director Bill Moos of the Nebraska Cornhuskers and former head coach Tom Osborne watch action against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

Earlier this week, internet rumors began to gain serious traction about Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos.

Numerous fans began to spread word that the veteran AD was set to be let go, or resign, from his spot at Nebraska.

Given Moos' early moves, that was obviously shocking to hear.

Moos came from his alma mater Washington State 15 months ago, and made an early splash by replacing Mike Riley with former Nebraska quarterback Scott Frost, then the undefeated head coach of UCF.

Frost was probably the hottest candidate on the coaching carousel in late 2017.

While he drew interest from numerous other programs, including in-state power Florida, Moos succeeded in bringing him home to Lincoln.

On Tuesday, a litany of Nebraska higher-ups, including the system president Hank Bounds and Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor Ronnie Green, denied that anything was happening with Moos.

Bill Moos made his weekly appearance on the Husker Sports Network to address the rumors himself, and further shut the door on the speculation.

Via 247Sports:

"Unfortunately, in this industry, you have chat lines and social media and people who get out in front of things and make up stories. It's not uncommon, and again, that's unfortunate, but this kind of got some legs going and I figured I had to make sure I'd let both the chancellor and president know," Moos said during the radio appearance. "And they just hopped right on it and pretty much diffused it by today.

"The great thing about being athletic director at Nebraska is you're very visible. The people love to be with you, and that's something that I really enjoy myself. But you always got to watch yourself. I've always felt that I did, always remember who I am and who I'm with. My practice is to be out and spend some time around the state with some folks, and if the scoreboard reads right, that's usually OK. Sometimes, with some people, hey ... (they're) going to make up a story. So we got after it. There's nothing to it. And hey, I'm still here, and I'll be on the show next month too."

247 has transcribed more of Moos comments, which dive into the passion of Nebraska fans. Unfortunately for him, while most are positive, he says "one or two" fans don't believe in the direction that he is taking the athletic department, and helped start the rumors that he was on his way out.

Moos came to Nebraska in 2017 after eight years at Washington State. Before that, he spent 12 years at Oregon. He oversaw the rise of both of those Pac-12 football programs into conference, and in the case of the Ducks, national contenders.

[247Sports]